Two snacks - Sweet pizza and a hot dip

January 31, 2006|by ROBERT KELLER

Everyone loves pizza with pepperoni, extra cheese and maybe some mushrooms. Now I think it is time to introduce something new into the pizza world: the Chocolate Cookie Pizza!

This makes a great Super Bowl dessert. The recipe can be altered like a regular pizza, by adding different toppings.

Chocolate Cookie Pizza

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Chocolate Pizza Sauce (recipe at right)


1/2 cup M&Ms and Reese's Pieces

2 ounces powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour and baking soda. Dough will be stiff.

Flatten dough onto ungreased 12-inch pizza pan. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for about 30 minutes.

Make Chocolate Pizza Sauce; spread over baked layer. While still moist, sprinkle with M&Ms and Reese's Pieces; press lightly into sauce. Let set and sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Cut into wedges to serve.

Cook's note: You can put nuts, coconut or different types of candy on it. You could replace the powdered sugar with shredded white chocolate. Let your imagination flow.

Chocolate Pizza Sauce

1 bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

3 tablespoons milk

1 cup powdered sugar

Heat chocolate chips, butter and milk over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar. Beat with wire whisk until smooth, glossy and spreadable. (If not glossy, stir in a few drops hot water).

Chili Cheese Dip

8 ounces of cream cheese

1 can of chili without beans

2 cups cheese

Spread cream cheese on bottom of bowl or pie pan in an even layer. Spread chili on top of cream cheese. Spread cheese on top of chili evenly.

When ready, heat in microwave for 3 to 4 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with chips.

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